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Engaging Eagle 

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August 2014
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Reflecting with Mayor Reynolds

Picnic at the Pops is a new tradition in the the City of Eagle. With sold out concerts last year, a new venue was chosen and festivities this year will be at Eagle Island State Park. 
Find out more about this family friendly event at the philharmonic's website here
Let us all support the arts in our great town by attending or sponsoring this event. 

Enjoy the activities of our city and remember...Pass it on! 

Mayor Jim Reynolds
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West Nile Virus Found in Ada County

Mosquito Trap in Northwest Ada County Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
(Boise, ID) - The Ada County Weed, Pest & Mosquito Abatement Department reports that, this week, a mosquito trap in northwest Ada County near Star tested positive for West Nile Virus.
This trap is located in an area between Highway 16 and N. Star Road, north of Highway 44. This is the first appearance of West Nile Virus in Ada County Mosquito Abatement traps so far this year, and abatement officials indicate this could be a localized incidence of the virus since it has not been found in other nearby traps. Additionally, after subsequent fogging in the area, a retest in the same trap location showed no West Nile Virus.
“Mosquito Abatement staff conducted additional fogging this week in the area where West Nile Virus was detected,” said Weed, Pest & Mosquito Abatement Director Brian Wilbur. “We constantly work to stay on top of the county’s mosquito population, and when we have a positive result like this we address it immediately. We will continue to keep a close eye on this location, in addition to our regular treatment efforts throughout the county.”
West Nile Virus is a potentially deadly virus, and residents should take measures to “Fight the Bite” and protect themselves and their families from mosquitoes that could carry it. Here are a few suggested guidelines which can help:
  • Avoid mosquitoes, especially between dusk and dawn when most they are most active
  • Cover up exposed skin, and apply DEET or another EPA-approved insect repellent to exposed skin and clothing when outside. Carefully follow instructions on the product label, especially for children
  • Make sure there is no standing water on your property – Even the smallest amounts of standing water in ponds, bird baths, clogged gutters, tire swings, and any other location around your home and in your landscaping, are a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes
  • Insect-proof your home by repairing or replacing damaged screens where mosquitoes can enter
To keep an eye on current Mosquito Abatement activity in Ada County, you can visit the online 
Mosquito Tracker at https://adacounty.id.gov/Mosquito-Abatement/Mosquito-Tracker to view daily mosquito trap findings. More information on West Nile Virus can be found on the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare website at
http://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/health/diseasesconditions/westnilevirus/tabid/112/default.aspx
and in the brochure below.
West Nile Virus – Fight the Bite Brochure
August at the Library

Visit: www.cityofeagle.org/library
Wednesday, August 13, at 6:30pm

Seed Collecting and Cleaning
Now that you've grown some seeds, come to this fun, hands-on workshop presented by
Casey O'Leary of Earthly Delights to learn how to clean and store them.

Let's make the Eagle Public Library the best it can be! Your ideas and opinions help shape the future of your library. Please take this survey: 

http://surveymonkey.com/s/Eagle_Public_Library

   Vote for a New Sculpture in the Eagle Sculpture Invitational!!


The 2014 Eagle Sculpture Invitational is a summer-long art show of professional sculpture artists around the City of Eagle. The show provides an avenue for these talented artists to bring their art to where the people are - in parks, pathways, and downtown Eagle.  The community-wide effort is designed to present new art experiences to not only the public, but municipalities, corporate entities and other potential customers and arts patrons.

The outdoor exhibition runs June through September.  "Best of Show" and "Popular Vote" award will be given.  The City of Eagle will purchase one sculpture to remain at the end of the show.
 
To see the work and vote for your favorite sculpture, visit our website www.cityofeagle.org or click HERE.



Check out the Eagle Fun Days photo album on our Facebook Page.
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This monthly eLetter is archived on the City's website. Catch up on city news and Press Releases HERE.
Take a walk on the newly completed sidewalks! Pedestrians can now walk from where Hwy 44 and Old State meets aaaaall the way 'til it meets again! Now that's connectivity! 

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT – DOOR TO DOOR SOLICITORS:

The City of Eagle requires that all solicitors obtain a permit prior to engaging in door to door sales.  The permit process requires a permit fee, background checks on ALL individuals and a surety bond.  If approved, individuals will receive a City issued photo identification that lists their business name, the name of the individual, as well as the permit number and expiration date.  All residents are encouraged to ask solicitors to produce this ID.  If they cannot provide it, more than likely they have not gone through the City’s approval process. 

Keep in mind that even if a permit through the City has been obtained, it does not guarantee the quality of work or product.  As with all purchases, you should thoroughly investigate the business and ask for referrals.  For more information regarding solicitors, review the recent article produced by the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Idaho.  http://www.bbb.org/boise/news-events/news-releases/2014/03/after-recent-storm-roars-through-homeowners-seek-repairs/   

Residents always have the right to ask people to leave their property.  If the individuals resist or if you feel threatened, contact City of Eagle Police and report the incident immediately 208-938-2260.  

All residents have the right to post a “No Soliciting” sign on their home or have their Homeowner Association added to the “No Soliciting” list that is maintained at City Hall.  For more information contact City Hall at 939-6813.   

*Online Park Shelter Reservations*
Great for birthdays, weddings, and family reunions!
Need some help? Call Jenessa @ 208-489-8763
Rent a shelter for that event you've been waiting for. You'll have access to the playground, splash pad, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, basketball court, fishing pond, rock walls, BBQs, and so much more! 
Splash Pads in the City Parks!!!
Enjoy the beautiful summer weather at your City parks! Heritage, Guerber, and Merrill Park each have water features to be used and enjoyed. 

The Eagle Food Bank Needs Your Time.
Family Volunteering Welcome!
  • Assist with food drives at Albertsons - Great for a family volunteering activity! People are needed to help hand out shopping lists to Albertsons' customers and collect donated food. Food drive date: August 7th (4:30-6:45PM).  You can contact Theresa directly at: scrabblequeen@gmail.com.
  • Clean Refrigerators - A one-time task that can be done at your convenience.
  • Sorting/shelving - Can be done any day/time of the week at your (your family's) convenience.  
  • Receiving Donations - Fridays 4-6pm.  Great for teens (with a parent) needing service hours.
Thanks so much for your continued support of the Eagle Community Foodbank. Many hands really do make light work. 
Contact information for the Eagle Community Foodbankeaglefoodbank@gmail.com  
www.eaglefoodbank.com 
208-631-0702 - Eagle Community Foodbank message phone.
What Just Happened?
Hot Topics and City Meetings

July 8, 2014 City Council Meeting 
Cell Tower-
City Council voted to NOT approve the cell tower proposed at Eagle Hills Golf Course.
Roundabout- City Council voted to rescind their previous decision on the roundabout in a letter to ACHD.

July 22, 2014 City Council Meeting 
Budget-
Council voted to continue this item to the August 26, 2014 meeting.
EAGLE ART GALLERIES
Eagle has two public art galleries. These galleries feature local artists displaying their work monthly. The art work is available to enjoy and also for purchase. Galleries are located; at City Hall 660 E. Civic Ln in the main lobby, and St Luke's Eagle 3101 E. State St on the 2nd Floor, South Hallway. If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please contact artscommission@cityofeagle.org
 
August Artist Highlight
St Lukes Gallery - Connie K Sales
 

My work is simply meant to create a space for conversation and dialogue.  When a drawing becomes unfamiliar to me, I know it is finished and ready for others to feel my work in relation to their own experiences.
 
This is an exciting year as I am honored to be developing relationships with three galleries in the Treasure Valley; Gallery Five18 (Boise), Track 13 Gallery (Nampa), The Gallery at Finer Frames (Eagle).  I have also been traveling and look forward to new things in the coming year.
www.connieksalesart.com 
Open Boards and Commissions - Ways to Serve in Your Community

Eagle Sports Field Working Group

The City of Eagle is seeking interested citizens to fill an opening on the City of Eagle Sports Field Working Group. Applicants must currently reside within The City of Eagle Area of Impact and have been a resident of Ada County for at least two years. This is a temporary group that will make a recommendation to the City Council on a
yet to be funded future sports field park. Recommendations could include possible locations, amenities, funding sources and size. This is a volunteer position (serving without compensation) which is filled via the recommendation of the Parks and Pathway Development Commission with final appontment by the City Council.

Those who wish to serve, please submit:
  • Letter of Interest – Why you would like to be included in the working group.
  • Request for Consideration of Appointment Form. This application can also be found on the City’s web page at www.cityofeagle.org under Permits, Applications, Forms, and Fee Schedules or call 939-6813 to request a form.
  • Resume
Complete and submit these documents to the Parks and Recreation Department, P.O. Box 1520, 660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616 or email maho@cityofeagle.org.

These positions will remain open until the working group is filled.

Contact: Mike Aho 208-489-8763 maho@cityofeagle.org

 

Historic Preservation Commission

Members of the Historic Preservation Commission are appointed by the City Council. All members of the Commission have demonstrated an interest, competence, and/or knowledge in history and historic preservation. The Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council and is authorized to oversee historic properties within the City of Eagle. Their mission is to promote the educational and cultural welfare of the citizens of Eagle through the identification, designation, and protection of those buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects that reflect significant elements of the city’s historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural heritage.
The Commission consists of five members and meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm at the Eagle City Hall (660 E Civic Ln). All meetings are open to the public.

INTERESTED PARTIES: Those who wish to serve on the Commission are required to submit a 
Request for Appointment form with a letter of interest and list of qualifications/resume to City Hall at the above address. The Request for Appointment form can be found on the City’s web page at www.cityofeagle.org. 

This position will remain opened until filled.

 

Eagle Saturday Market
Every Saturday 9am-1pm in downtown Eagle!

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FREE Family Fun

The Eagle History Museum is open Wednesday-Friday from 10am-6pm and Saturday 12pm-6pm
Admission is always free! Discover the history of Eagle.
Visit their website here and Like them on Facebook 
Improving Communication and Transparency
Eagle City Hall
660 E Civic Ln
Eagle, ID 83616 
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Phone: 208-939-6813
Fax: 208-939-6827
email: 
eaglecity@cityofeagle.org
Your locally elected officials and the staff at City Hall are constantly improving on communications with the public.
Here are some ways you can stay up-to-date with your city:
  •  Facebook posts contain meeting dates, city events, photos, and more! 
  • Email a question or comment: www.eaglecity@cityofeagle.org
  • Register for this monthly eLetter HERE for city news, activities, and meeting overviews.
  • Sign up on our Email Notifications to receive Agendas and News Releases
  • To receive faxes for Agendas and News Releases call, email or fax us at 208-939-6827
  • We post meeting dates and times, city events, and other important dates on our Events Calendar as well as some community calendars. The city calendar can also be viewed on the bulletin boards of Heritage, Merrill, and Guerber Parks.  If you have an events calendar you would like us to post on, please email tgordon@cityofeagle.org.
  • Check our website often for Latest News and Events Calendar: www.cityofeagle.org 
Public Hearings

July 21, 2014 Spring Valley PU-01-12 and PP-06-12 - Hearing date moved to August 26, 2014.

August 4, 2014 Planning and Zoning - Storage facility submitted by Boardman 55 LLC

August 12, 2014 City Council - Eagle River, LLC  site is located on the southeast corner of South Eagle Road and East Riverside Drive at 47 & 145 E. Riverside Drive.

August 26, 2014 City Council - Public Hearing for Spring Valley Planned Unit Master Plan and Preliminary Plat. The site is generally located on the east side of State Highway 16 and north of Beacon Light Road.

*Please note: Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
 
Town Hall Meeting: 
     September 22, 2014
Meetings will begin at 6:00pm and will take place in council chambers.
The Eagle City Council is pleased to invite all Eagle  residents  to attend the quarterly town hall meetings. Stop by  to visit with your elected officials.
The Mayor and  City Council welcome your input and look forward to answering any questions you may have.
Have a suggestion? We'd love to hear from you!
Like what's happening? Great, let us know!
Have a concern? Well,  we want to hear those too!
We wish this to be an open discussion inspired by the interests of the people of our  wonderful community.
Out of courtesy for all who wish to speak, the City Council requests each speaker limit their presentation to three (3) minutes.  If time permits, and after all attendees who wish to address the City Council have done so, the City Council may invite rebuttals or engage in additional discussions with the attendees.
It is the wish of the City Council that each speaker be treated with the utmost respect, courtesy and afforded the right to speak without interruption.  The intent of our town hall meeting is to create a friendly community spirited forum where by the Eagle community may express their views openly and freely.
May we suggest this is a gathering of neighbors openly speaking with neighbors, and we hope everyone will feel welcome to participate.

 

Getting involved:
The public is encouraged to attend any and all meetings. Agendas are posted on our website calendar or can be sent to you directly by opting-into our Email Notifications or requesting a fax to 208-939-6827.
Visit our site often for updates and the 
Latest News on our Home Page. Weekly meetings are also posted to our Facebook account here: 

 

Public Comment: 
Your input and engagement is encouraged. If you cannot attend the meetings and have an opinion, please submit your comments via email to eaglecity@cityofeagle.org. All comments will be entered into public record and reviewed by the Mayor and Council.
*Please note Public Hearing testimony must be submitted 5 days prior to the hearing date. (Ord 1-8-3)
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